14-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed in Collision With Car

The accident occured around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning.

A 14-year-old female was hit by a car and killed Monday morning at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas, the Redwood City Police Department has reported.

The accident occured at around 8:30 a.m.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but the department said the driver of the vehicle did remain at the scene of the accident and is cooperating fully with the investigation.

Officers responded to the scene at 8:33 a.m. and found that the 14-year-old bicyclist had sustained major injuries. The victim was treated by Redwood City Fire Department personnel and paramedics and was then transported to Stanford Hospital, where she died from her injuries. 

Because the victim is a juvenile, the police department has not released her identity.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is encouraged to contact Officer Peter Cang at 650-780-7100 ext. 5021 or Detective Dave Cirina at 650-780-7607. 


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Jeannine November 28, 2012 at 08:05 PM
When I heard that she had passed away, I cried. I did not know her, but I have two children that attend Woodside High, as I did. I am still very upset by this. I can not imagine how close friends and family must feel at this time. Devistated. I pass by this intersection every day, and wondered what was going on. Now I know. I will keep the families and friends in my prayers. I am so sorry for everyone's loss. I would also like to donate when the time is right. Please let us know.
Ron Barter November 28, 2012 at 11:08 PM
I am so sorry for the loss of this young girl. And my heart goes out to her family. I frequently walk, and occasionally bike, throughout the area. Two thoughts come immediately to mind... 1. Drivers in the area seldom come to a full stop before the crosswalk at stop signs and lights. Making this situation worse, drivers making right turns often do not look to their right for pedestrians and "wrong-way" bikers--their attention is totally focused to their left for breaks in the oncoming traffic and the earliest opportunity to merge. 2. Abysmally few drivers lawfully stop to allow pedestrians to finish making their way across hazardous crosswalks. When one does, their action is ignored by others who continue on their through the intersection--sometime even changing lanes from behind the lawfully stopped vehicle(s). Don't think this is a problem? Spend a few moments observing traffic/pedestrian interaction at the intersection of Woodside Road and Kentucky Ave. about 3:30 after Woodside lets out for the day. You'll be astonished and (I hope) angered by what you see. You might even try the crossing yourself for a true perspective on the situation. I hope our police will watch these "hotspots" and little more closely and start cracking down on the inconsiderate and dangerous drivers among us. Personally, I would favor photo-ticketing for anyone who carelessly endangers our children and any innocent bike rider or pedestrian.
TJ December 02, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Let me know how I can help with the book drive. It is a great way to honor her memory.
Patrick Engels December 03, 2012 at 06:02 AM
As a Woodside Hs Alumni and one who is still really connected and involved with the SUHSD hearing about this het me kinda hard as several of my friends knew the girl. my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Patrick Engels December 03, 2012 at 06:06 AM
Ron I completely agree with you and i feel as though when t comes to places where school kids cross or there is a lot of pedestrian traffic rather than a stop sign why not a stop light. I realize they might not be as cheep to put in as a stop sign but i think the extra funds are worth our future generations safety.


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